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Russia and Turkey Agree to Demilitarized Zone in Syria

Russian and Syrian forces have agreed, at least for now, to hold off on a major military operation in rebel-held Idlib province, opting instead to …

Demilitarized Zone

Stop killing wasps, say scientists, they’re just as important as bees

Wasps have long been reviled by the public and even Charles Darwin questioned his faith because he could not see why a ‘beneficent’ God would have created such nefarious creatures.<p>But now scientists at University College London are trying to rehabilitate their image to prevent them from dying …

University College London

Don’t Look Like Cheech and Chong at the Border, Government Advises Canadians

What does that even mean?<p><i>This article originally appeared on</i> <i>VICE Canada</i>.<p>Last week, a US border official said Canadians who consume weed, or work or invest in the legal cannabis industry could be banned from America for life.<p>“Our officers are not going to be asking everyone whether they have used …

Border Security

Why Russia Can’t Do Anything About Other Countries Killing Its Troops in Syria.

One of the darkest fears about the conflict in Syria, particularly since Russia began its full-fledged military intervention in 2015, was that …

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

Popular Perfume Scent Unexpectedly Reverses Baldness in New Study

"This is actually a rather amazing finding."<p>Synthetic sandalwood, better known for its role as sock-drawer potpourri, had unexpected effects on hair …

Research

Tilray Pushes Deeper Into Healthcare

The company's plans include funding a study of marijuana's use in patients with essential tremors.<p>In a bid to demonstrate the efficacy and safety of …

Canada

Trade war between U.S. and China could last 20 years, warns billionaire Jack Ma

Billionaire Jack Ma sent out a grave warning regarding the trade war between the U.S. and China: It’s going to last longer and have a bigger impact …

Alibaba Group

Legalising medical marijuana shows no effect on crime rates in US states

Those who oppose medical marijuana legislation often cite the strong association between marijuana use and criminal activity. This includes the US …

Cannabis Industry

Great white shark lair in Pacific Ocean discovered by scientists

Researchers from Monterey bay Aquarium and Stanford University have discovered, between California and Hawaii, an area the size of Colorado that appears to be a “White Shark Café” — but it is unclear if the sharks are there for food or sex.<p>The San Francisco Chronicle reported Monday authorities are …

White Shark

Syria accidentally shot down a Russian military plane

<b>Moscow (CNN) —</b> Syria antiaircraft fire downed a Russian military plane after an Israeli attack on Syrian positions, killing 15 people on board, Moscow said.<p>Russian state media said Syrian missiles shot the maritime patrol aircraft down amid an attack by Israeli jets in the Latakia region of …

U.S. Politics

First Ever Trial to Study the Effects of Microdosing LSD Began This Month

Microdosing psychedelics has received growing attention in recent years, as it’s been said to enhance creativity, increase focus, and lift the weight …

Psychedelia

What we know about the phantom trader who blew a hole in the world’s oldest power market

For almost two decades, Einar Aas was the most successful trader on one of Europe’s largest power markets. He was also a phantom.<p>Every other trader …

Investing (Canada)

2 million US teens are vaping marijuana

A school-based survey shows nearly 1 in 11 U.S. students have used marijuana in electronic cigarettes, heightening health concerns about the new popularity of vaping among teens.<p>E-cigarettes typically contain nicotine, but many of the battery-powered devices can vaporize other substances, including …

News (U.S.)

Gene Gotti’s release from prison has mob on edge

“Dapper Don” John Gotti’s younger brother, Gene, is back on the streets after serving 29 years in prison for dealing heroin — and the mob is bracing …

Law Enforcement

How to Live Better, According to Nietzsche

John Kaag’s fascinating new book about the German thinker seeks to tether philosophy back to the mess of daily experience.<p>The dubious notion that philosophy is a guide to calmer living is as old as the field itself. Saint Augustine described philosophy as a “harbor” for troubled souls in a …

Friedrich Nietzsche

Astronomers Have Found the Universe's Missing Matter

Astronomers have finally found the last of the missing universe. It’s been hiding since the mid-1990s, when researchers decided to inventory all the …

Galaxies

Inside the Biggest Water Park in the World

Although traditionally water parks are thought of as family zones, Tropical Islands Resort offers plenty of options for adults, too. A lagoon modeled …

Water Parks

A New World Marathon Record Almost Defies Description

A legendary Kenyan marathoner has once again redefined what humans are capable of.<p>We were packed into our corrals on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway on Sunday morning, waiting to start the Rock ‘n’ Roll Philadelphia Half Marathon, when the announcement came: Eliud Kipchoge of Kenya had just set a new …

Eliud Kipchoge

Dalai Lama Slammed As Racist White Supremacist For Saying ‘Europe Belongs To Europeans’

"[Refugees] should return and help rebuild their countries."<p>The Dalai Lama is being trashed on social media as a racist “white supremacist” for …

Dalai Lama

Police will be able to toke, but must be fit for duty

Provided they show up at work fit for duty, your local police officers will be free to smoke a joint with the neighbours when recreational cannabis …

Cannabis

Looking To Beef Up Your Marijuana Knowledge? Check Out This Infographic

Cannabis is a complicated plant, and understanding all the different compounds and components of it is a tall order. Thankfully Visual Capitalist has …

Handy

This is how the world ends: will we soon see category 6 hurricanes?

<b>There is no such thing as a</b> <b>category 6 hurricane or tropical storm – yet.</b> The highest level – the top of the scale for the most powerful, most devastating hurricane or tropical storm capable of destroying entire cities like New Orleans or New York – is a category 5 storm.<p>Meteorologists and …

Tropical Cyclones

New Research Confirms That We Get Our Intelligence From Our Mothers

Science just proved what your mum has been saying all along<p>When it comes to your IQ, "I got it from my mama" couldn't be more accurate. New research featured in <i>Psychology Spot</i> says people are born with conditioned genes that work differently depending on if they're from your mother or father — and …

IQ

This is what women's pubic hair looks like around the world

Personally, I've been grooming my downstairs department since the age of 15. Over that time, I've tried many different hairstyles. I've shaven, I've …

Beginner’s Guide to Marijuana Strains

Cannabis use is on the rise in the United States. A 2018 study notes that, while cannabis use among teens has decreased, American adults are …

Cannabis

It's Not Too Late to Prevent a Russia-China Axis

Here’s how the U.S. can avoid driving the two countries together.<p>Chinese tanks splashed through the mud, while a few dozen helicopters flew in formation overhead in eastern Russia, and a young Chinese military recruit explained, “I have never experienced an overseas deployment of this scale.” The …

Natural Gas

Sunspot Solar Observatory Evacuated By FBI With No Reason Given, Conspiracy Theorists Think It’s Aliens

"The FBI is refusing to tell us what's going on."<p>The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) swooped into a New Mexico town unannounced and shut down …

Conspiracies

A psychologist’s trick to being more likable on dates and job interviews

Few situations are as anxiety-provoking as job interviews or first dates. Without appearing desperate, you’re trying to convince a stranger that you’re more worthy of their time, money, attention, and affection than a slew of strangers who you’ve probably never met. It’s awkward, and you’re …

Job Interviews

US Border Will Still Ban Canadian Weed Smokers After Legalization

A high-ranking border official has some bad news for cannabis workers hoping to ever travel in America.<p>If you were hoping the US border was going to chill out with its handcuffed interrogations and lifetime bans over Canadians’ weed habits once it’s legal here, we’ve got some bad news for you.<p>A …

Cannabis

Apple finally moves beyond the shadow of Steve Jobs with a truly life-changing product

Some industry watchers believed that Apple couldn't move out of the shadow of Steve Jobs and carve out for itself a new and different direction. …

Apple Watch